Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Juventus in 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo was fined almost €19 million ($21.6 million) for tax fraud on Tuesday but will avoid serving a 23-month prison sentence. The Juventus forward, who played for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018, agreed to settle the case by paying an €18.8m fine and
AC Milan moved back into the Serie A Champions League places when second-half goals from Fabio Borini and Suso gave them a 2-0 win at Genoa at a half-empty Luigi Ferraris stadium on Monday. Genoa’s ultras stayed away in protest at the decision by Italy’s sports security agency to stage the match at 3 p.m.
Juventus eased to a 3-0 win against Chievo Verona on Monday night in Turin to extend their lead in Serie A over the chasing pack. Douglas Costa opened the scoring for the hosts before the quarter hour, finishing off a mazy run from a counter-attack with a 20-yard strike to beat Chievo keeper Stefano Sorrentino.
With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he’ll be able to solve Chelsea’s woes in front of goal. With Gonzalo Higuain enduring an inconsistent season at Milan, the FC crew assess whether he is worth the price for top-four hopefuls Chelsea. Gonzalo Higuain has been
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected back in Madrid on Tuesday to attend a trial for tax evasion in which Spanish prosecutors are asking for a 23-month prison sentence and a fine. The Portugal captain, who left Real Madrid for Juventus last July, is expected to plead guilty after he agreed a settlement worth €18.8 million with
With Gonzalo Higuain set to be loaned out to Chelsea by Milan, the FC guys question if he’ll be able to solve Chelsea’s woes in front of goal. LONDON — Maurizio Sarri has said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is “working very hard” to conclude a deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan. Sources told ESPN
Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half header secured Juventus’ first Italian Super Cup since 2015 against 10-man AC Milan, in Saudi Arabia. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has been given a one-game touchline ban for confronting the referee at the end of Wednesday night’s Supercoppa. Gattuso protested with the officials for not giving what he felt was a
Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has acknowledged that U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from Ronaldo in relation to an alleged sexual assault incident in 2009. The lawyer representing Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of sexual assault, said in a statement on Tuesday that he spoke with and will meet with a British woman
Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer midfielder Paul Pogba is ‘happy now’ amid links he fell out with former boss Jose Mourinho after he scored twice in their win over Huddersfield Town. Steve Nicol and Craig Burley urge Manchester United fans not to get ahead of themselves after their consecutive wins under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Paul
What was supposed to be a day of celebration on Boxing Day, with games of football played in an atmosphere of goodwill, instead turned into what is locally known as figuraccia: “the worst possible impression.” Dec. 26 left Serie A bruised and the reputation of the league, not for the first time, under awkward scrutiny.
Cristiano Ronaldo saved Juventus’ unbeaten Serie A record this season when he came off the bench to score the equaliser in a dramatic 2-2 draw at Atalanta on Wednesday. Juve, who dropped their first away points of the season, were down to 10 men at one of Serie A’s toughest venues when Ronaldo nodded home
AC Milan completed four Serie A games without scoring for the first time since 1984 as they were held 0-0 at next-to-bottom Frosinone. The result, and another lacklustre performance, against the team with Serie A’s worst defensive record heaped more pressure on Milan’s beleaguered coach Gennaro Gattuso. Italian media reported that Gattuso could be fired
Steve Nicol recaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sensational start as Man United manager with a 5-1 win over Cardiff City. Steve Nicol rounds up a big day in the Premier League with Man City and Chelsea beaten at home and Man United thrashing Cardiff. Kylian Mbappe found the net for the twelfth time this season for
Mario Mandzukic’s powerful first-half header means Juventus have now won 16 our of 17 Serie A games this season. Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini praised the collective spirit of the team as they restored their eight-point lead over second-placed Napoli with a 1-0 win over Roma. Juve will top the table at Christmas as, with Cristiano Ronaldo frustrated
A magnificent strike by Federico Chiesa gave Fiorentina a 1-0 win at AC Milan in Serie A on Saturday on another unhappy afternoon for Gennaro Gattuso’s injury-ravaged side. Milan, who completed three Serie A games without scoring, gave a disjointed performance but still created enough chances against a Fiorentina side who had been largely toothless
Juventus maintained their record-breaking start to the Serie A season with a 1-0 win over Roma that ensured they will go into the winter break on top of the table. Mario Mandzukic struck a first-half winner to hand Juve their 16th win in 17 games, restoring their eight-point advantage over second-placed Napoli with two rounds
Chelsea’s Gianfranco Zola admitted the players are looking forward to trying to avenge their 3-1 loss in the league against Tottenham by beating them in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Carabao Cup: Eden Hazard (84′) Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth Eden Hazard assisted the first and scored the second goal for Chelsea as the Blues escape Brighton with
At just 21, Rodrigo Bentancur is already becoming a staple in Juventus’ midfield and one the brightest young stars in all of Serie A. Winning the Derby d’Italia and putting 14 points between you and your bitter title rivals is one thing. Knowing you now have the weekend off and that the Superclasico is in
Check out the five best goals from Matchday 14 in Serie A, including Cengiz Under’s long-range strike against Inter. Bayern Munich have moved ahead in the race to sign AS Roma forward Cengiz Under but Premier League duo Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also registered their interest, sources close to the player have told ESPN
The transfer window is nearly upon us, but clubs across Europe are already planning for their January business. Who will come in? Who will depart? ESPN FC’s club correspondents delve into the deals which may be on the cards. Premier League MAN CITY: In need of a holding midfielder With help from former Tottenham and